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Friends of India’s Freedom in New York

Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo Email Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo
December 2015
Friends of India’s Freedom in New York



Snapshots from Indian-American history
this month, that year


December 10, 1924—An organization called the Friends of Freedom for India holds a dinner in New York City.

The group was affiliated with the Gadar Party, another activist group that worked towards India’s independence. Friends of Freedom for India was led by the American journalist Agnes Smedley and Indian nationalist Sailendranath Ghose. Their mission was “to maintain the right of asylum for political refugees from India” and “to present the case for the independence of India.”

Sindya N. Bhanoo writes the Observatory column in the Science section of The New York Times. She is also a board member of South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). This column’s material is from SAADA. https://www.saada.org/.

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